Types of Bodies of Water

Can you name these types of bodies of water?
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Definition
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A stream or river that flows into a main stem river or a lake
Tributary
A U-shaped lake formed when a wide meander from the mainstem of a river is cut off to create a lake
Oxbow
A point where groundwater flows out of the ground, and is thus where the aquifer surface meets the ground surface
Spring
A small accumulation of water on a surface, usually the ground
Puddle
A natural waterway usually formed by water derived from either precipitation or glacial meltwater, and flows from higher ground to lower ground
River
A shallow, sediment-filled body of water formed by retreating glaciers or draining floodwaters
Pothole
An artificial waterway, usually connected to existing lakes, rivers, or oceans
Canal
A major body of salty water
Ocean
A body of water smaller than a lake, especially those of artificial origin
Pond
A region of land where water from rain or snowmelt drains downhill into another body of water, such as a river, lake, or dam
Basin
A dry creek bed or gulch that temporarily fills with water after a heavy rain
Arroyo
A deep, broad trench, either dry or filled with water, surrounding and protecting a structure, installation, or town
Moat
A part of a lake or ocean that extends so that it is surrounded by land on three sides, similar to, but larger than a bay
Gulf
A small stream
Brook
A lagoon separated from the ocean by a sand bar
Barachois
A narrow inlet of the sea between cliffs or steep slopes
Fjord
A narrow channel of water that connects two larger bodies of water, and thus lies between two land masses
Strait
The location where a river flows into an ocean, sea, estuary, lake, or reservoir
Delta
A lake or body of water that is broad in relation to its depth
Mere
A place to store water for various uses, especially drinking water, which can be a natural or artificial
Reservoir
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